EXECUTIVE BOARD POSITIONS

ARCADIS (EURONEXT: ARCAD), a leading international consultancy, design,
engineering and management services company, today announced that Mr. Niek
Hoek, has been nominated for a position on its Supervisory Board at the
General Meeting of Shareholders to be held on May 7, 2013. Mr. Hoek will fill
the vacancy that arose by the untimely death of Mr. Gerrit Ybema. The company
also announced that Mr. Zack Smith, has been nominated for appointment on its
Executive Board. Mr. Smith will succeed Mr. Steven Blake, member of the
Executive Board and CEO of ARCADIS US who has chosen to retire at the end of
his current term. As Executive Board member Mr. Smith will also assume
responsibility for Latin America. The roles of Mr. Blake will be split,
creating a separate position of CEO for ARCADIS US for which Mr. Gary Coates
will be appointed to succeed Mr. Blake as of May 31, 2013. The Supervisory and
Executive Board nominations are subject to shareholder approval during the
upcoming General Meeting of Shareholders to be held on May 7, 2013 in
Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The documents for this shareholder meeting will be
published on ARCADIS' website at as of March 26, 2013.

Mr. Niek Hoek (1956) has been Chairman of the Executive Board of Delta Lloyd
NV since 2001 and a member of its Executive Board since 1997. Delta Lloyd is a
Dutch-based company that offers a broad variety of financial products and
services including insurance, asset management and banking. Prior to joining
Delta Lloyd, Mr. Hoek worked 17 years for Shell in the Netherlands, UK,
Malaysia and Uruguay. Mr. Hoek was CEO of Shell Uruguay and Chief Investment
Officer of the Shell Pension Fund in The Netherlands. Mr. Hoek is a
Supervisory Board member at NIBC Holding NV.

Mr. Zack Smith (1956), is currently Chief Strategy and Sales Officer for
ARCADIS US and a member of the board of ARCADIS Logos in Brazil. He has more
than 29 years of experience managing and directing management teams to
successfully provide a wide range of environmental services for large
facilities throughout the US and was President of the Environment Division of
ARCADIS US during 2011. Mr. Smith holds a BSc and MSc in environmental
engineering and has extensive knowledge of the US and South American markets,
which makes him a very suitable candidate for membership of the Executive

Mr. Gary Coates (1951) currently holds the position of Chief Operating Officer
for ARCADIS US, a role which he will retain in addition to his new role as CEO
of ARCADIS US. Mr. Coates started his career in 1973 and joined ARCADIS in
1989. He has 37 years of diverse experience in operational management and
national and international business development. As the Chief Operating
Officer of ARCADIS US he is responsible for managing operations throughout the
US. Prior to his current role Mr. Coates has managed the multinational client
program for ARCADIS. In this role, he was instrumental in developing and
implementing a program for effectively expanding and managing business
development efforts with multinational corporations. Having worked closely
with Mr. Steve Blake throughout the past decade and in successfully managing
ARCADIS US, Mr. Coates is considered an excellent CEO and COO for ARCADIS US.

Mr. Steven Blake (1956) has served as CEO of ARCADIS US for 16 years, was a
member of the ARCADIS Executive Board for 8 years, and has been part of
ARCADIS for 26 years. ARCADIS US grew its revenue five times over his tenure,
while improving bottom line performance ten times. Mr. Blake has successfully
managed a string of smaller acquisitions to grow the US business of ARCADIS
and was instrumental in the integration of larger mergers, such as that with
BBL in 2005 and with Malcolm Pirnie in 2009, both of which delivered synergies
for the company. As a board member of RTKL, he helped that company through a
phase of successful internationalization.

Commenting on the nominations Mr. Rijnhard van Tets, Chairman of the
Supervisory Board of ARCADIS said: "We believe that Mr. Niek Hoek's extensive
international experience and knowledge of financial markets is important for
ARCADIS, making him a strong candidate to join our Supervisory Board. We thank
Mr. Blake for his strong contribution to the firm over the past decades and
while we understand his personal decision, we are sorry to see him leave. With
Mr. Smith we have a strong internal candidate to succeed Mr. Blake in the
Executive Board, while in Mr. Coates we have an excellent and well respected
leader to lead our US business in its next stage of growth."

For more information please contact Joost Slooten at +31 (0) 20 2011083, or
outside office hours at +31 (0) 6 27061880 or


ARCADIS is a leading international company providing consultancy, design,
engineering and management services in infrastructure, water, environment and
buildings. We enhance mobility, sustainability and quality of life by creating
balance in the built and natural environment. ARCADIS develops, designs,
implements, maintains and operates projects for companies and governments.
With nearly 22,000 people and €2.5 billion in revenues, the company has an
extensive global network supported by strong local market positions. ARCADIS
supports UN-HABITAT with knowledge andexpertise to improve the quality of
life in rapidly growing cities around the world. Please visit:

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